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KAI Japanese Language School

KAI makes you improve real communication

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a reputable Japanese language school in Tokyo certified by the IALC (International Association of Language Centres). Since our foundation, we've attracted students from about 40 countries, who use Japanese as the common language of communication both in and out of the classroom. At KAI, students live Japanese! Our two main programs cover most people. First, the General Course, targets students aiming to master Japanese, while the Practical Conversation Course is a conversation program on a shorter-term basis. In addition, we offer summer courses, 50+ course and private lessons for both individuals and corporates.

Free classroom observation, level check test and counseling.

- General Course (intensive & communication oriented)
- Practical Conversation Course (flexible & conversation focused)
- Summer courses (Grammar & Conversation and JLPT)
- 50+ Course (language & culture for senior learners)
- Private Lessons (for both individual & corporate clients)

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Address:
Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
TEL:
03-3205-1356
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Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

School for practical and business Japanese

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, JLI has attracted more than 9,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Pre-intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (intermediate to advanced); 4) targeting business people, job seekers, families of expats, spouses of Japanese and other adult learners. JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.

Try-out Lesson: You may come and observe the class of your choice for regular as well as part-time programs before you sign up.

- Regular Program (Daytime Intensive): Mon. through Fri., 9:00 - 12:20
- Early Morning Course: One or two days a week, 60 min. per lesson
- Evening Courses: One or two days a week, 90 to 120 min. per lesson
- Saturday Course: 120 - 180 min. per lesson

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Address:
1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo (160-0004)
TEL:
+81-3-3359-9600
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Academy of Language Arts

JAPANESE FOR COMMUNICATION!!

Founded in 1984, Academy of Language Arts (ALA) is located in the heart of Tokyo and renowned for its history. Enhancing learners' conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation. In our general conversation course, learners study in a relaxed multinational environment. ALA is a highly reputable language institute that specializes in business Japanese training, develops and conducts the TCCB (Test of Communication Competence in Business). We offer a multitude of programs to meet your goals. Hone your business Japanese skills with our private and company lessons. Whatever your language goals may be, ALA will help you reach them!

Student visa application is available for the course starting in January 2018

- Short-term conversation course (Intensive / part-time)
- Student visa acquirable course (Intensive / 6 months ~)
- Private lessons/In-company lessons (General / Business)
- Test of Communication Competence in Business (TCCB)
- 外国人社員育成コース

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Address:
No.2 Tobundo Bldg., 2-16, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0824
TEL:
03-3235-0071
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Coto Japanese Language Academy

Fun and Effective Conversational Japanese Lessons

Are you ready to enjoy studying Japanese? Coto Language Academy is the perfect place to up your conversational skills! Located in the heart of Tokyo with fun learning as a motto, Coto offers small classes to all levels, flexible schedules and 3 types of courses: Intensive, Part-Time and Private. Catering to our students that are usually English speaking and either long-term residents or short-term visitors, we use original materials to teach real life practical Japanese. Our professional English-speaking staff coupled with our friendly school atmosphere will ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience!

Free level check, trial lesson and counseling offered.

- Intensive Course - conversational level Japanese in just four weeks
- Nihongo Plus! - pick and choose the best lessons for you
- JLPT Course - master the JLPT with our prep course
- Private Lessons - one on one direct instruction with our qualified teachers
- Dispatch Lessons - one on one instruction at home or the office

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Address:
1F/3F Iidabashi building, 4-9-4 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
TEL:
03-6261-4515
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What does your school do to help students learn Japanese language for their daily lives?

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy
Tomoko Ogami
Teacher

Coto Academy offers our students a relaxed and fun environment where learning Japanese enriches their daily lives to give them a great experience. We have a variety of classes available so you can choose what works best for you: flexible, part-time group classes to practice conversation, intensive courses to improve your speaking and writing skills and private lessons to study at your own pace. We also host monthly cultural events for our student community to experience the best of Japan! We provide support for one and all, to help improve your conversation skills to make your life in Japan richer and more enjoyable.

What does your school do to help students with job hunting?

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School
Munezai Yo
School Administrative Director

As the Japanese society and workplace environment become more globalized, the number of students interested in building a career in Japan has steadily increased at our school. To support these students, we offer a system called "ASK" where they can seek guidance regarding their career, higher education, current Japanese study and life in Japan. Career support requests are handled by a certified career consultant, who provides essential information and tips crucial for job hunting in Japan through career seminars and individual counseling.

In addition, we will begin offering a new Business Japanese program in April. Our program is compliant with the course guidelines issued by Nisshinkyo, the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education. General course students at KAI can take business-related classes to prepare not only for job hunting, but also for working in Japan. Students who complete the required Business Japanese lessons will receive the Nisshinkyo Business Japanese (NBJ) certificate in addition to our General Japanese course certificate.

Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts
Ichiro Asami
A Career coordinator

ALA has developed an original system to give our students access to full-time job opportunities. Every year around 30 students find employment at Japanese companies in over 10 different industries. We have managed to keep the rate of employment of our students significantly higher than the national average. In addition, we do not require additional fees for individual counseling nor do we have any hidden course fees. While our students learn communicative Japanese in our regular course, they have access to services such as 1. Working visa seminar, 2. Individual interview, 3. Resume writing assistance, 4. Job interview practice, 5. Employment referral of a Japanese company that matches the student's expertise, 6. Referral of recruitment companies affiliated with ALA, 7. Working visa application support, 8. Post-employment support. We provide all of our students equal access to these services.

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)
Yuta Shibano
JLI Office

Most of the students at JLI are adult learners of Japanese. Many of them are businesspeople or have business backgrounds; some are university or post-graduate students. Whether they are working or not, their aim is "to acquire business Japanese," which is very useful in their workplace, as well as for job-hunting in Japan. To enhance JLI's unique offerings, we are publishing original textbooks focusing on business communication, including business manners. From basic to advanced levels, students engage in practical communication practice in a business setting in accordance with their ability level (please see the textbook column).

Our teachers are professionals who have years of experience teaching business and daily Japanese communication. Our class size is small, with an average of 10 students and a maximum of 14 students per class.

JLI's parent organization is the International Education Center (IEC), established in 1947. In addition to JLI, IEC promotes non-profit cross-cultural activities, such as The International Speech Contest in Japanese, co-sponsored by The Japan Foundation and backed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Agency of Cultural Affairs. The contest is broadcast on NHK E-Tele and speech videos can be viewed on our website.

Below are the messages from the above schools.

School introduction

Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts

Become fluent in Japanese

Our educational aim is that learners become able to not only gain Japanese knowledge and understand Japanese, but also communicate well in Japanese. We provide practical training with our students in order for them to use it in actual society once they learn something new. Even if leaners start from zero level in Japanese, we assure that they have fluency in Japanese as of their graduation. Therefore our graduates have acquired good communication skills at ALA.

We have offered Japanese language education for practical communication consistently since our foundation. It has resulted in extremely high evaluations in the training of global human resource development for Japanese companies.

Student voices

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Amazing school!

"You can tell by the quality of the lessons that the staff at Coto take their job seriously and are members of a solid team."
- Robert Kingston, 31, Canada, Mechanical Engineer

"I love this school! I love small classes and the lovely teachers and my Japanese is improving so fast. This school is amazing!"
- Ana Nicole Vigueras, 18, America, College Student

"A brilliant and colourful place with a comfortable atmosphere that makes learning fun and easy, everyone is so brilliant I really look forward to coming to class and all the extra curricular activities."
- Micheal Rooney, 29, Scotland, Fitter Machinist

School introduction

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI:DLS
(Digital Learning System)
for better learning experience

KAI Japanese Language School is continually striving to embrace innovative modern learning techniques. With KAI:DLS (Digital Learning System), we're taking our biggest leap forward: our original materials have been transformed for a better learning experience. Students in the General Japanese Course are equipped with a mobile internet-connected, study-ready iPad for digital learning in and out of the classroom. KAI's original textbooks are provided as iBooks and the courses are organized in iTunesU. KAI:DLS provides a unique digital learning environment not found in other language schools. It improves learning speed and comprehension and we are committed to progressively enhancing the platform.

Book introduction

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

NOW USING ORIGINAL TEXTBOOKS for Basic and Intermediate levels

NIHONGO EXPRESS, a two volume series, is for beginner-level learners who want to practice business conversation and learn basic grammar at the same time. The textbooks, which include rich illustrations to help students understand context, will enable learners to communicate smoothly with their Japanese coworkers and business counterparts.

Practical Japanese Conversation for Business People — Intermediate 1 is for intermediate-level learners. The textbook aims to build up students' communication speed with thorough conversation practice in practical business settings. Intermediate 2 is coming soon.

Both textbooks are also useful for daily situations such as traveling, shopping, or just enjoying conversations in Japanese.